SBD/Issue 15/The Back of the Book

Red Wings Remain Favorite NHL Team; Pens, Hawks Moving Up

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Sport, asked NHL fans in the U.S. to name their favorite team. For '09, 73.9% of respondents said they did not have a favorite team, while 60.5% said they did not have a favorite in '04. As the '09-10 NHL season commences this week, the following are favorite NHL teams named from January-August '09, as well as for full year '04 (ESPN Sports Poll).

FAVORITE NHL TEAMS
'09 RANK
TEAM
%
'04 RANK
TEAM
%
1
Red Wings
3.3%
1
Red Wings
6.8%
2
Penguins
2.7%
2
Avalanche
3.4%
3
Bruins
2.0%
3t
Bruins
2.5%
4
Blackhawks
1.5%
3t
Flyers
2.5%
5
Flyers
1.3%
5
Penguins
2.4%
5t
Rangers
1.3%
6
Rangers
2.0%
7t
Sharks
1.1%
7
Stars
1.9%
7t
Avalanche
1.1%
8
Blackhawks
1.6%
9
Ducks
0.9%
9
Kings
1.4%
10
Stars
0.8%
10
Sharks
1.3%
11t
Sabres
0.7%
11
Devils
1.2%
11t
Capitals
0.7%
12
Sabres
1.1%
11t
Wild
0.7%
13
Lightning
1.0%
14t
Blues
0.6%
14
Wild
0.9%
14t
Devils
0.6%
15t
Ducks
0.8%
14t
Kings
0.6%
15t
Blues
0.8%
17
Hurricanes
0.5%
17t
Islanders
0.6%
18
Lightning
0.4%
17t
Maple Leafs
0.6%
19t
Islanders
0.3%
19t
Canadiens
0.5%
19t
Blue Jackets
0.3%
19t
Hurricanes
0.5%
19t
Thrashers
0.3%
21t
Blue Jackets
0.4%
22t
Predators
0.2%
21t
Predators
0.4%
22t
Canadiens
0.2%
21t
Capitals
0.4%
22t
Maple Leafs
0.2%
24t
Thrashers
0.3%
25t
Coyotes
0.1%
24t
Flames
0.3%
25t
Canucks
0.1%
26t
Coyotes
0.2%
25t
Panthers
0.1%
26t
Panthers
0.2%
25t
Oilers
0.1%
26t
Canucks
0.2%
25t
Flames
0.1%
26t
Oilers
0.2%
30
Senators
0.0%
30
Senators
0.0%
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